Why .church is likely to succeed in the end…

ntldstats.com for .church domain extension
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In a one of my most recent podcast episodes, I explored a number of arguments for and against non-profit organizations investing in domain names.

While there are a growing number of religious and charitable foundations in existence, churches are uniquely positioned, in my humble opinion, to make the most of new domain extensions.

Now before you get all in your feelings about .com versus new domain extensions, give me a moment to objectively explain.

Combining English and Spanish Words to Create a Camp and Retreat Brand

Tejas camp and retreat website
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This time last weekend, I and a group of men found ourselves outside the quaint town of Giddings, Texas, attending Mosaic Church Austin’s annual men retreat.

It’s been two years since I last attended and participated in our Men’s Retreat at T Bar M Camps and Retreat.

Since our church has grown quite a bit over the last year or so, and having invited 3 other churches within the Every Nation Network of churches — Luminous, City Life Church, The Springs, we were forced to discover a larger venue with greater capacity for the nearly 200 or so men attending this year’s event.

Is GE the next Enron? GEFraud.com thinks so!

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It’s been almost 2 decades since the proverbial house of cards collapsed in what was then the largest accounting fraud scandal and Chapter 11 bankruptcy in history, since surpassed by Worldcom during 2002 and Lehman Brothers during 2008 — sparking what would become the Great Recession.

In the same year as the Lehman Brothers shuttered and ceased existing, there was also another massive fraud event that tipped the scales when Harry Markopolos famously blew the whistle on Bernie Madoff’s Ponzi scheme.

Well, it’s over a decade later, and Markopolos has resurfaced again with his eyes targeted firmly on General Electric (GE).

Growing a church using multiple domains and extensions

Elevation Church - This is church. Anywhere.
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While the 100+ degree temperatures here in Texas says otherwise, summer is nearing an end as kids head back to school.

The House of Brown certainly had a jam packed summer of trips to the Typhoon Texas, Fort Worth Zoo, Disney World in Florida, and Asheville, North Carolina.

In between all the fun and memories made, I managed to capture a few interesting domain names being used, especially domain names used by churches.

Going .Live in 3, 2, 1…

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While driving to a wedding and admiring the beautiful and scenic views of the Texas Hill Country not far from the hustle and bustle of Interstate 35, an unusual billboard promoting a .live domain caught my eye.

I often encounter dozens of billboards traveling, whether for personal or business, throughout central Texas.

However, the billboard I encountered this day caught my eye because of how low it was to the ground, right at eye level, made of wood and not the normal big-box steel used by the bigger outdoor advertising firms.

Is that a .forum web address?

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It’s that time of year where “Summer Fever” is beginning to set in as we transition from Spring.

At the same time, April showers have brought May flowers as well as NBA Playoff games.

Just the other night, I happened to have the TV on as background noise as the Boston Celtics and Milwaukee Bucks Game 2 was nearing the end.

As I happened to glance up from solving a challenging coding issue, I thought my eyes were deceiving me when I noticed what looked to be a new domain extension being advertising on the Bucks hardwood floor. Could it be true?

Zoho Drives Registration .TO Face-to-Face User Conference

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We’ve never lived in a time where we’re bombarded daily, consciously and unconsciously, by a never-ending sea of advertisements.

Mail, radio, tv, email, text, phone, watch, video, podcast and a growing list other tips and tricks all in hope to secure the next customer.

As I read the latest edition of Community Impact for the Northwest Austin region, I was pleasantly surprised to discover a well-known brand advertising their annual face-to-face user conference using a .TO domain.

KickItATX.com: ATX Charity Kickball Tournament

KickItATX.com: ATX Charity Kickball Tournament
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The weekend is nearly here and so is an opportunity to participate in and support a charity kickball tournament taking place in Austin, Texas March 30th (12-8pm).

But to participate in this event, you’ll need to be 11 years of age or older and ready to pay out and sign up before the registration deadline of March 22nd (TODAY!).

And it’s not just any ole’ kickball tournament, but one sponsored by Catalysta mobile community developing individuals personally, professionally, and spiritually, helping others bring their unique purpose to life. All entry fees and donations going directly to serving at-risk teens via Effie Center After Hours program.

I discovered this event as I scrolled through my LinkedIn newsfeed and saw a post from Catalyst Founder, Joe Elliott, that was quite entertaining to say the least.

Going Green with .PUB

St. Patricks Day - .pub domain extensions
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Hopefully no one had the pleasure of pinching you this St. Patrick’s Day. While I enjoyed time at church, many locals and tourists enjoyed St. Patrick’s Day and the final weekend of Austin’s SXSW.

News stations reported great music in the air on nearly every corner in downtown Austin, and surrounding neighborhoods and venues.

While there was no shortage of St. Paddy’s Day celebrations, one celebration caught my eye by promoting an annual St. Patrick’s Day block party via a .pub domain